Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Fumbally Exchange N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
itwillbe N/A Spain Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Page SUM 980,514

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 597,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 668,850

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